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Tom Berenger, Powers Boothe Join Bill Paxton and Kevin Costner in 'The Hatfields and McCoys'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Aug 31st 2011 8:00AM
Tom BerengerThe History Channel is putting this summer's 'Kennedys' debacle behind it and is busy assembling a starry cast for its latest original drama project.

According to Variety, Tom Berenger, Powers Boothe and Mare Winningham have signed on for roles in History's upcoming mini-series 'The Hatfields and McCoys: An American Vendetta.'

They join previously announced leads Bill Paxton (Randall McCoy) and Kevin Costner (Anse Hatfield) in the period piece, which follows the bloody 13-year feud between the Hatfield and McCoy families.

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Kevin Costner Books TV Gig, Nancy Grace Quits and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted May 25th 2011 2:00PM
Kevin CostnerKevin Costner is heading to the History Channel. Costner will produce and star in a new miniseries, 'The Hatfields and McCoys.'

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Costner will play Anse Hatfield. The series will retell the tale of the bloody feud between the two families. It's set to air next year, the 150th anniversary of the infamous clash.

"'The Hatfields & McCoys' is a classic tale of American history," Nancy Dubuc, president and general manager of History, said in a statement. "These are names that are widely recognized, yet few people know the real story that made them famous."

Leslie Greif's Thinkfactory Media is behind the project.

"As an avid history fan, I am thrilled to join with Leslie Greif and History in this dramatic re-telling of a classic and timeless tale that is forever immersed in the folklore of our country," Costner said in a statement.

History recently announced 'The Bible,' a new miniseries from Mark Burnett.

In other casting news ...

Anna Kournikova will officially train contestants on next season of 'The Biggest Loser.' Trainers Brett Hoebel and Cara Castronuova will not be returning. [Vulture]

'Lights Out' star Billy Brown has joined the cast of 'Dexter.' Brown will play Mike Cutler, Chicago transplant who steps on some toes at Miami Metro. [THR]

Nancy Grace has quit 'Swift Justice.' Grace attributed her decision to leave the series to the shift in production from Atlanta to Los Angeles. "I am so proud of the work we have done on 'Swift Justice.' Leaving such a successful show was a tough decision, but, with the increased requirements of the production's relocation to Los Angeles, it became challenging to balance my most important job -- mother to John David and Lucy -- back home." She'll be replaced by Jackie Glass. [Entertainment Weekly]

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Kevin Costner Might Be Able to Help the Gulf Coast (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 23rd 2010 12:30AM
Kevin Costner Might Be Able to Help the Gulf CoastIn a time of crisis, a hero will rise. And who better to help us out during a natural disaster than Kevin Costner, star of the film 'Waterworld'?

Sorry, we don't mean to make fun of Mr. Costner. And actually, he's done something that's fairly incredible. Using his own money, Costner has created an oil separation machine. This is not a joke. Kevin Costner actually spent $24 million to make a machine that could assist with the Gulf oil spill. His invention can remove oil from water. Seriously. That's amazing.

On 'Larry King Live' (weeknights, 9PM ET on CNN), Costner showed up to discuss his invention, and the BP spill in general. Like Robert Redford before him, Costner seemed to feel that the spill was a natural result of the failure of big business and government. "This is something that was bound to happen," he said.

What do you think? Was the spill inevitable?

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Kevin Costner may direct/star in a new Western mini-series...or may not

by Jason Hughes, posted May 12th 2009 3:43PM
Kevin Costner - While Kevin Costner is executive producing a new A&E Western mini-series event, he's not as sure if he'll be directing any of it or even if he'll be appearing in it. It all depends on the script. So he's not sure if it'll be good enough to bother with beyond his current EP duties?

Come on, Kevin. This is A&E. Remember their first, and only so far, mini-series The Andromeda Strain? Yeah, I actually watched it and it was horrible! Which means this one simply has to be better. Right? It can't be much worse. Truly. It can't.

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Kevin Costner rides a bike and works on an Apple computer - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 1st 2007 1:33PM

Lisa adI could spend hours looking for old TV commercials that feature celebrities that went on to bigger and better things. Yes, I have a terrible social life.

After the jump is the long forgotten commercial from 1983 for the Apple Lisa, the very expensive (I think it cost around $8-10,000) computer that launched just before the Mac. I'm not sure how many Lisas Apple sold, but it wasn't a success, though its place in computer history is legendary. The ad stars Kevin Costner, long before his big screen success in movies like The Untouchables, Bull Durham, and Field of Dreams.

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Amazing Stories coming to DVD in July

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 18th 2006 5:46PM
Amazing StoriesAt long last, Steven Spielberg's 1980s anthology series is coming to DVD! The first season of the show hits stores on July 18.

The bad news? This is a Universal set, so there are hardly any extras at all. But it's still good to finally have the show on DVD, even if overall the show was so-so (from what I remember anyway - haven't seen the show in several years).

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Seacrest out ... of his mind to buy a house for $11.5M?

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 11th 2006 9:30AM
Ryan SeacrestAmerican Idol host Ryan Seacrest has bought Kevin Costner's Hollywood Hills home for $11.5 million. WTF?!

Seriously, how much house does one person need? Could he spend, maybe, $2 million on a really nice home, and maybe spend the rest on hair product, or maybe gifts for Teri? Why spend that much money, unless you're role model is Dr. No and you plan on trying to take over the world from sercret underground lair? Is the place surrounded by water like in Costner's Waterworld?

I'm actually a defender of Seacrest, though I guess this seems a bit extravagant to me. But what do I know? I'm just happy I could pay my electric bill this month.

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